Fill a measuring cup with 1/4 cup of warm water and add yeast. Cover with a plastic wrap and let stand for 3-5 minutes.
In a large bowl combine the flour and salt and mix briefly.
Add the yeast, water, oil + honey and mix with a wooden spoon to combine.
Hand knead the dough on a floured surface for about 8-10 minutes.
This dough can be used immediately but for best results shape the dough into a smooth ball, place it on a floured surface and cover with a damp cloth. Let rise at room temperature for about 1 hour or until doubled in bulk